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The World Cup and Brazil

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Aaron O'Brien

on 12 March 2014

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Transcript of The World Cup and Brazil

Cities and Venues
Pele Today
73 Years Old

Viewed by Many as 'The Best Ever'

1281 Goals in 1366 Matches

77 Goals for Brazil
World Cup History
Inaugural Tournament in 1930

Held Every 4 Years

19 Tournaments Played

8 Different Winners

Brazil Most Successful with 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

'Jules Rimet Trophy'
World Cup 2014
South America won Site in 2003

Brazil Voted Host City in 2007

Twelve Host Cities

'In the Interest of the Whole Country"
Brazil History in World Cup
About the World Cup
The World Cup and Brazil
32 Teams Involved

Qualification During 3 Years Leading up

Based on Continental Regions according to FIFA:

5 Time World Cup Winners

'Joga Bonito'

Notable Brazilian Footballers
-Roberto Carlos

Born in 1940, Edson Arantes Do Nascimento

Santos FC Tryout- 1956

Played in 4 World Cups (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970)

Declared in 1962 A Brazilian Treasure

Many Nicknames including O Rei (The King)
3 Time FIFA World Player of the Year

Dubbed 'El Fenomeno'

Won 2002 WC with Brazil

Retired in 2011

Ambassador for 2014 World Cup
Brazil National Team Today
Were Ranked 22nd with 365 Days to WC

Currently Ranked 9th in FIFA World Rankings

Won 2013 Confederations Cup
Debate Over Hosting
Support rate at 50%, down from 80% in November

Cost of stadiums/intrastructure north of $10 Billion (According to Bloomberg)

Additional $5 Billion in hotels

Displacement of people in Favelas

Stadium construction issues
The Field
Supporters of Hosting
Pele: Supporter
Ronaldo: Supporter
Reasons for Support:
Great for businesses
Great honor for city
Great to display the culture
Opposition to Hosting
-2002 World Cup Winner

-Schools and hospitals priority

Personal connection to poverty
Looking Ahead
Protests Still Occuring
-February 22nd

Stadiums still under construction
-Sao Paulo 98%

91 Days till tournament kickoff

Began career at Santos FC

Transfer to Barcelona (Controversy)

Reportedly €57.1 Million

Report surfaced of €86.2 Million

Won Confederations Cup 2013 with Brazil (Tournament was held in Brazil)

Thank You!
Questions? Comments?
Sources Used








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